It kinda snuck up on me, but the end of the first semester finally arrived. Not a moment too soon too, since the last course about new public spheres was mentally (and a bit emotionally) exhausting.
I have grown to really appreciate and love Maastricht. It is a quaint city, but beautiful, friendly and full of European charm. I am a bit remiss that I didn’t take the opportunity to explore Maastricht more or party like a student rock star.
But I’ve enjoyed the time spent in Maastricht, even if it was only a short 6 months. The friendships I’ve fostered here will last a lifetime, even as we begin to depart for our global internships. You guys know how much I will miss our little gatherings, girl talks, pep talks and JS dancing. I will think about almost all of you as a devour a burger in America ;).
Being in Maastricht also allowed me to get reacquainted with… myself. For some odd reason, I thought I was done growing since I finally reached the tender age of 30, but I found out this wasn’t the case at all. One thing I learned is that I am terrible at formulating research questions, but I am always very quick to find an interesting new (broad) topic to explore. At least I can amuse myself.
One of the group projects we worked on focused on the use of new sound technology and new technology to help dementia patients. While researching the topic, I realized how much I missed healthcare and how much work still needs to be done. I also learned I like editing these audio files. It was a pleasure to work on this project and I’m really pleased to share the final result with you. Enjoy and thank you to all our interviewees who gave their permission for this to be posted!
Countdown to NYC: 3 weeks!